County will protest ISC application

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority is filing a protest against the Interstate Streams Commission’s application to appropriate control over the water in the Canadian River and tributary sources below Ute Lake Reservoir. The application was not for an number of acre-feet of water rights, but the application […]

Sandoval agrees to tentative plea

Dustin Lopez left and Robert Sandoval plead guilty to arson charges Friday in the Tenth Judicial District Court in Tucumcari.

Staff Report Tucumcari’s Robert Sandoval has entered a tentative plea agreement relating to arson charges from last year. Chico Gallegos, Sandoval’s attorney, said Sandoval reached the deal with prosecutors on Friday. He’s accused in setting fires that destroyed the Payless Motor Inn and an abandoned house on Sept. 3, 2014. Gallegos said a tentative verbal […]

Menu—July 16 – July 22

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for July 16 – July 22. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered peas and carrots, tapioca pudding Friday Green chile hamburger, ranch beans, onion rings, applesauce Monday Tuna and shells, salad, crackers, sliced […]

What’s Happening— July 15

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 23 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall July 27 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log — July 6-10

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. July 6 • 4:53 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a residence on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. • 8:29 a.m., a woman […]

Pages Past— July 15

On this date … July 12, 1975: A 16-year-old Logan boy was killed in a farming accident on the Gene Smith farm four miles west of Logan. Robert Wesley Hix was riding on a tractor when he apparently slipped off the back and was run over by a tandem disc the tractor was pulling, the […]

Archers compete locally

Staff Report Thirty-seven shooters to part in  Saturday’s 3D archery shoot along the Ute Lake Nature Trail in Logan. This event was hosted by the Friends of Ute Lake and Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Volunteers from both organizations and the Ute Lake State Park, set up 50 animal targets along the scenic 1 […]

Helena Rodriguez: A picture may be worth a thousand words

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist A picture may be worth a thousand “likes.” It may be worth a dozen or so “shares” and comments. And if it really strikes a popular chord, it may even go viral. But will it ever get framed? Will it ever be hung in the permanent museum of your living […]

Helena Rodriguez: Una imagen vale mas que mil palabras

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Una fotografía vale mas que “mil me gusta” puede valer docenas de compartimientos y comentarios y le darán un toque tan popular que la harán expandirse por Internet. Pero estarán algún día estas fotografías en un marco colgadas en el muro de fotografías de su sala? Le traerán recuerdos de […]

Susan Lease: County shows gains in prevention efforts


By Susan Lease Guest Columnist As we look back over the years at how much money, time and effort have been spent on alcohol and other drug prevention in Quay County, we can say that, statistically, we have seen some gains and some benefits to all of that hard work. However, we can never become […]